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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cancellations:

A summary of snow states' road salt problems

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Road salt was used in record amounts across the U.S. last winter, leaving supplies tight and costs high for local governments trying to prepare for this winter. Here's a look at some states facing the problem:

Ex-NFL kicker gets probation for criminal damage

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has been sentenced to six years of probation for his role in damaging a restaurant space he leased from the school.

Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.

Gas victims in apartment identified as father, son

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Officials say two people found dead at a California apartment filled with toxic gas have been identified as a father and his teenage son.

School bus crashes in Florida, injuring 10

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Authorities say a semitrailer rear-ended a stopped school bus as children were getting off, injuring seven children and three other people.

WH expresses confidence in Secret Service as reports note slip-ups

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The White House expressed confidence in the Secret Service Monday, despite a Washington Post story that says it took agents in 2011 four days to realize that shots fired from Constitution Avenue had hit the White House residence -- “a discovery that came about only because a housekeeper noticed broken glass and a chunk of cement on the floor.”

Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

Van Gogh still life coming to auction in NYC

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City.

Man gets life term for Colorado triple slaying

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A sex offender from Indiana was sentenced Monday to three consecutive life terms for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and killing her mother, brother and sister in southern Colorado.